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  1. Euripides and the Gods

    Euripides and the Gods [Hardback]

    Mary R. Lefkowitz (Author)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9780199752058
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Many modern readers believe that, in his dramas, Euripides was questioning the nature and sometimes even the existence of the gods. In Euripides and the Gods, eminent classicist Mary K. Lefkowitz shows that the tragedian is not undermining an... .... Learn More
  2. The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire

    The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire [Hardback]

    Nigel Nicholson (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9780190209094
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or "hero-athlete narratives" that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and early ... .... Learn More
  3. Hesiod's Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

    Hesiod's Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost [Hardback]

    Stephen Scully (Author)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9780190253967
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Stephen Scully both offers a reading of Hesiod's Theogony and traces the reception and shadows of this authoritative Greek creation story in Greek and Roman texts up to Milton's own creation myth, which sought to "soar above th' Aonian M... .... Learn More
  4. Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy

    Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy [Hardback]

    Michael Vickers (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9783110437539
    Published by : Walter de Gruyter
    The conventional view of Aristophanes bristles with problems. Important testimony for Alcibiades’ paramount role in comedy is consistently disregarded, and the tradition that “masks were made to look like the komodoumenoi, so that before an a... .... Learn More
  5. The Wisdom of Thoth: Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations

    The Wisdom of Thoth: Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations [Paperback]

    Grazyna Bakowska-Czerner (Editor); Alessandro Roccati (Editor); Agata Swierzowska (Editor)

    £32.00

    ISBN: 9781784912475
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at... .... Learn More
  6. Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire

    Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire [Paperback]

    C.W. Marshall (Editor); Tom Hawkins (Editor)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9781472588838
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Me... .... Learn More
  7. A Companion to Greek Literature

    A Companion to Greek Literature [Hardback]

    Martin Hose (Editor); David Schenker (Editor)

    £120.00

    ISBN: 9781444339420
    Published by : Wiley-Blackwell
    Fom the monumental works of Homer to the texts of the early church fathers, the ancient Greeks produced a body of literature that has been rarely equalled throughout history. A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introducti... .... Learn More
  8. The Spell of Hypnos

    The Spell of Hypnos: Sleep and Sleeplessness in Ancient Greek Literature [Hardback]

    Silvia Montiglio (Author)

    £62.00

    ISBN: 9781784533519
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Sleep was viewed as a boon by the ancient Greeks: sweet, soft, honeyed, balmy, care-loosening, as the Iliad has it. But neither was sleep straightforward, nor safe. It could be interrupted, often by a dream. It could be the site of dramatic i... .... Learn More
  9. Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: Affect Aesthetics and the Canon

    Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: Affect Aesthetics and the Canon [Hardback]

    Mario Telo (Author)

    £36.25

    ISBN: 9780226309699
    Published by : University of Chicago Press
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
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  10. Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire

    Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire [Hardback]

    C.W. Marshall (Editor); Tom Hawkins (Editor)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9781472588845
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Me... .... Learn More

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